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1963 R.C. Allen VisOmatic B Serial # B-2311089-26 1963 R.C. Allen VisOmatic B typewriter, Serial # B-2311089-26 Donald Lampert's 1963 R.C. Allen VisOmatic B typewriter. 2015-06-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Donald Lampert: 1963 R.C. Allen VisOmatic B Serial # B-2311089-26 This big baby is a super wide carriage model. The platen is 26 1/4" wide, and the overall carriage width is 32 1/4"
Found this in the basement of a LaCrosse, Wi. antique mall, where it sat for a year before I finally took pity on it and bought it. Even though it was very dusty and dirty, it typed beautifully - smooth and snappy like a Woodstock descendant should
Like all the Allen's, it is solid and beautifully built.
It does not have the R C Allen margin set option though - probably too long a carriage for the springs that would operate it.
A unit like this could have been used for accounting ledgers, but by the 1960's, I would think more likely for small town newspapers that were still hand typing the weekly edition on 26" wide newsprint.

1963 R.C. Allen VisOmatic B #B-2311089-26

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Donald Lampert (woodstock5)
Created: 06-04-2015 at 03:32PM
Last Edit: 06-04-2015 at 03:34PM


Description:

This big baby is a super wide carriage model. The platen is 26 1/4" wide, and the overall carriage width is 32 1/4"
Found this in the basement of a LaCrosse, Wi. antique mall, where it sat for a year before I finally took pity on it and bought it. Even though it was very dusty and dirty, it typed beautifully - smooth and snappy like a Woodstock descendant should
Like all the Allen's, it is solid and beautifully built.
It does not have the R C Allen margin set option though - probably too long a carriage for the springs that would operate it.
A unit like this could have been used for accounting ledgers, but by the 1960's, I would think more likely for small town newspapers that were still hand typing the weekly edition on 26" wide newsprint.

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Hunter: Donald Lampert (woodstock5)

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I am a decorative painter/artist, and do historic restoration of older homes, and theatres. Growing up in New Jersey, i took typing in 8th grade, and at the time hated it. I've since lived in Chicago, Minneapolis. and now a small town in rural SW Wisconsin.
My hobbies are collecting and restoring old phonographs, sewing machines, kitchen appliances, clocks and radios, vintage office equipment, and of course typewriters. I love vintage mechanical gadgets. At this point in my life, I am developing my writing skills, and have started on old typewriter short stories.



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